Tottenham are being linked with a move for Eintracht Frankfurt centre-forward Bas Dost – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter have responded to the speculation.
The Daily Mail reports that Jose Mourinho’s side are lining up a bid for the striker, as they seek to find cover for England captain Harry Kane.
It is claimed that German top-flight side Frankfurt signed him for £6.5million a year ago and he’s now valued at £5.5million.
The report adds that Spurs failed in an attempt to sign the 31-year-old two years ago, but under new manager Mourinho they have once again put him on their transfer shortlist.
Dost netted 10 goals in 32 games across all competitions last season for Frankfurt and is a target man that could act as a strong understudy to Kane.
He’s an experienced forward that is strong in the air and relies on clever movement around the box, while his career tally of 229 goals in 428 games proves what a deadly finisher he is.
He has played in leagues in Holland, Germany and Portugal, but is not tested in the Premier League despite having the physical attributes.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media have tried to be positive about the latest speculation and one claimed he’d be an upgrade on the club’s former striker Fernando Llorente.
Here are some Spurs fans discussing Dost:
I know this isn’t as exciting as some of the other players we’ve been connected to but he’s actually a step up from Llorente https://t.co/DNycP6HWGo
— THFClurv (@TClurv) September 15, 2020
Much rather Dost than Deeney but I guess that’s not really saying much
— Alex (@_10kanee) September 14, 2020
Would only be a good signing if we ever got the ball into the opponents box, the attacking 1/3 at best!!
— Simon W Borrett (@TravellerSpurs) September 15, 2020
Barry Dost’s record is rather good to be fair just a shame he’s not mid twenties and is 31. 1 in 3 last season for Frankfurt and score 93 goals in 127 games at Sporting. He only signed for Eintract last season though. Im convincing myself he’ll be great #THFC #spurs #coys #levy
— Ricci Ashoori (@RicciAshoori) September 15, 2020
I won’t mind getting dost If we get Belotti too. 2 strikers still wouldn’t be enough so 3 should be enough https://t.co/5LXqxjub9W
— Jack🦆 (@THFC_Jack27) September 15, 2020
Dost would be good
— Sam (@SG_THFC) September 14, 2020
Would’ve been a good signing 2 years ago. Decent back up https://t.co/IqNKTV9m9b
— ‘ (@SherzCapone00) September 14, 2020
— Mourinho’s Spurs ⚪ #THFC (@watchtheMou) September 14, 2020